Bay Area Maker Faire 2018

by Amber Knepper June 05, 2018

Bay Area Maker Faire 2018

Thanks to everyone who made out to Bay Area Maker Faire and said Hi! We had a great weekend in San Mateo and brought some cool new stuff to show off. If you were unable to make it out to sunny California, make sure you stay tuned to the end of this article to check out these new products!

Four of the TinyCircuits Crew including Ken, Brandon, Dave, and Nick packed their bags and headed to the Bay Area Maker Faire. This was Dave’s first time in California. We left Thursday from the Cleveland Hopkins Airport and had a stop in Denver before landing in San Francisco. We had the pleasure of staying at a nice Airbnb in San Mateo not too far from the San Mateo fairgrounds.

Friday evening we took the CalTrain up to San Francisco and checked out Fisherman’s Wharf. We saw a great view of a lit up Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and dozens of Sea Lions barking on the docks.

We manned the TinyCircuits booth Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This was the first time we released the new Pocket Arcade, and TinyPiano, which both received a lot of attention. Since we had four people, we were able to take shifts so we could get out and experience all of the crazy new ideas other exhibitors had. Fortunately, a CNC machine won’t fit in carry on luggage, so we came back without making too many bad financial decisions.

By Sunday afternoon, we had completely sold out of Pocket Arcades and Tiny Saber Kits. If you couldn’t snag a Pocket Arcade kit at the Faire, stay tuned for their release on our website.


During the Event, Brandon was interviewed by Circuit Bread. Check out his interview below to learn about some new products we are working on and an up close look at some of our current products on the market!

We also got to talk to countless makers who have and continue to use the TinyDuino platform in their projects. We also received numerous tips and suggestions, which we are already taking to heart as we make some changes to our website and products.

Our favorite part of Maker Faire is getting to meet all the makers and connect with long time supporters of our work. Check out these awesome individuals who supported us through visiting our booth and sharing their Maker Faire finds on Instagram

Thanks again to everyone who stopped by our booth, it was great chatting with you. We hope to see you at our next stop, Detroit Maker Faire on July 28th and 29th!



Amber Knepper
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